Ninghai Tianmingshan Hot Spring Hotel known as 宁海天明山温泉大酒店 (Nínghǎi Tiānmíngshān Wēnquán Dàjiǔdiàn) and also called “Hot Spring Summer Resort” is a 4 star resort hotel located inside the Ninghai Hot Springs Scenic Spot (宁海南溪森林温泉) at the edge of Tianming Mountain.
The hotel is about 90 minutes drive from Ningbo city center when taking the G15 Shenhai Expressway (沈阳—海口高速公路) leading to Wenzhou.
Tianmingshan Hot Spring Hotel is a 7 storeys building equipped with 2 glass elevators and offering 192 contemporary guestrooms, including 9 suites. Some guest rooms include a desktop computer with internet connection. Bathrooms are equipped with a bathtub and a handheld shower head.
On the 1st floor is the Front-desk, the Business center, two Restaurants and the Lobby bar. On the second floor we can find Private dining rooms and guest rooms. On the 3rd floor we can find the Conference center and also guest rooms. From the 4th to the 7th are only guest rooms.
For dining, the Restaurant is divided in 2 sections. One Western and one Chinese section which serves Ningbo cuisine, with locally caught fish, shrimp, and crab.
For meetings and business events, Tianmingshan Hot Spring Hotel has a Conference Center on the 3rd floor. Concerning facilities, the hotel offers an outdoor tennis court located on the 3rd floor.
Surroundings of Tianmingshan Hot Spring Hotel Ningbo include Nanxi Forest Park, Ninghai Hot Spring Forest Club and Ninghai Hot Spring Forest Resort both offering hot springs pools, jacuzzis and spas.
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Ninghai Tianmingshan HotSpring Hotel review
After we had a rather dense and speedy traffic coming from Ningbo downtown, the whole rhythm suddenly changed as soon as we exited the highway. We passed the Ninghai-Xiangshan tollgate and went through urban roads which soon became quieter.
After a few more miles, we started to see mountains and much greener landscapes. Without noticing it, we started to slow down the pace and enjoyed watching nature’s amazing colors. The further we got inside the countryside, the closer to the hotel, the more we thought we chose the right place for a relaxing weekend.
On our arrival a hotel guard helped us to park our car and our luggage were brought to our room. We had booked a twin room facing south with 2 double beds (1.20m). The room was equipped with a desktop computer (connected to internet), a 32″ LCD TV screen, a safety box and a mini-bar. Hopefully as we were 2 adults and 2 kids, the room was large enough to add an extra bed.
The bathroom had a bathtub and a handheld shower head. Amenities were a bit basic but already included a hair dryer, bathrobe, toiletries and slippers which was sufficient for our needs. Mattresses were a little bit too firm for our liking but not uncomfortable. Buffet breakfast was simple but alright, however dinner in the Chinese restaurant was rather expensive.
Our stay in Ninghai Tianmingshan Hotel was fine and we did have a good night sleep but considering the rather high rate of over 600rmb for a standard room plus 150rmb for an extra bed for kid, we would have expected a higher service and more facilities. This is supposed to be a four-star hotel but we are far from what may offer its equivalent in Ningbo city center.
This being said, we still think Tianmingshan Hotel is an acceptable option, not only because of its outstanding location inside Nanxi Forest Park which is an ideal spot for hikes and family strolls but also for being adjacent to the “Hot Spring Forest Club Ninghai” (宁海森林温泉会所) with many indoor/outdoor pools, jacuzzis and spas famous for their health benefits.
Tip: Concerning hot springs, you can also try the “Ninghai Forest Hotspring Hotel” (宁海森林温泉度假村) which has more outdoor pools including an outdoor wave pool opened during the summer. Just go down the road (5 minutes drive) towards the exit of the park, and see the large building with its huge yellow sign. It is a log cabin resort but you don’t need to stay there to enter the place. Beware though, as it is opened to public, the place can be quite crowded during peak periods (like summer sunday afternoons). If you prefer quieter moments, try in the morning or towards lunch/dinner hours (Editorial Team – 2012-April)
|SERVICE (Front desk, Staff) / 服务（前台，客房服务）
|ROOMS (Decor, Equipment) / 客房/套房（装潢，设备）
|BATHROOMS (Equip., Amenities) / 浴室（设备，设施）
|CLEANLINESS (Lobby, Rooms) / 清洁（大堂，客房）
|LOCATION (Surroundings) / 地点（环境）
|PRICES (Value) / 价格（价值）
|GENERAL IMPRESSION / 总体印象 (我们的意见)
提示：说到温泉，你也可以试试宁海森林温泉度假村，那儿有更多的室外温泉，夏天的时候还有一个大型的室外冲浪游泳池。从酒店向景区出口开下去不过五分钟车程，就会看到这座有着巨大的黄色招牌的大型建筑。它同时也是小木屋度假村，不过你不需要入住度假村就可以享用温泉。要当心的是，因为它是向公众开放的，所以旺季可能非常拥挤（比如星期日的下午）。如果你喜欢享受安静的时光，尽量选择别人午餐或晚餐的时间 （编辑团队 – 2012年4月）